The Roosevelt PsyD program trains clinical psychologists to diagnose and treat patients. The program accepts only 25 new students per year, which means you’ll have personal contact with faculty and more opportunities for mentoring, support and guidance.
Based on the scholar-practitioner model, the Roosevelt PsyD program will train you to become a clinical psychologist who can diagnose and treat psychological problems using an evidence-based approach grounded in psychological science.
You’ll develop a broad base of psychological knowledge and skills in conducting psychotherapy and assessment in order to become an ethical and competent provider of psychological services.You’ll work with faculty on research and doctoral projects, creating opportunities for conference presentations and publications.
Starting your second year, you’ll apply to clinical training sites across Chicago and the suburbs. Our students work with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, gender and sexuality, age, and religious backgrounds as well as of differing physical and cognitive abilities.
In the last 10 years, Roosevelt graduates had a 99% internship match rate in diverse clinical settings and roles. Since 2013, all of our students who matched have found APA- accredited internships.
Explore focused clinical training and course work in neuropsychology or psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families.
Diversity and multiculturalism are infused into your Doctor of Psychology course work. The rigorous curriculum focus on conducting psychotherapy and psychological testing with a diverse adult general population. Required courses include both basic and applied psychology courses.
Roosevelt University's PsyD program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data required by the APA).
Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
You’ll complete at least 102 semester hours of graduate study plus three hours of internship credit. In addition to course work, students must pass the comprehensive examination and complete supervised clinical training in the community, a doctoral project and a pre-doctoral clinical internship.
The graduate catalog has more information about our program competency model and standards, required course work, clinical training and other program expectations.
Our PsyD Student Manual covers program policies, advising, recommended course plans and resources.
Roosevelt graduates have found fulfilling roles in settings like:
Your Doctor of Psychology will train you to:
Our location in Chicago gives you a wide range of opportunities in either general or specialized clinical training:
"I learned more about diversity issues through important dialogues with professors and peers, getting involved with research, and the many opportunities in Chicago to work with a diverse range of clients. Being an advocate for social justice has become an integral part of who I am as a person and clinician."
"The program encourages informal peer supervision in class and provides solid coursework that prepares you to be intentional and deliberate in the way that you shape your trainee's education. Classwork taught me that clinical and supervisory skills can overlap but they are ultimately distinct. I can say I have grown not only as a clinician and scholar, but also as a person."
All application materials must be received by December 1, 2021.